Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Kicking my heeled boots to some Tuesday's Tunes...

Have been listening to the 'Wakey! Wakey!' station on Spotify while working lately and it has been fantastic. Love 'Wakey! Wakey!' but the station also has a great mix of smooth mellow pieces mixed with some gravely voices and plenty of great piano :) The best part is finding some more artists I'm loving and rediscovering some I had not listened to in a while.

Just this afternoon I rediscovered how much I love 'Ron Pope' and found a band called 'Glass Pear'. Not only do they have a fantastic name they are fantastic..... I'm a bit of a fan of the unusual and randomish names for things. But then I name everything..... even my wii remotes have names! And always been a fan of 'Tyler Hilton' but his latest album is just something else :)

But the band I wanted to really highlight today is a local band from Perth Australia called 'Village Kid'. They are wonderfully talented musicians who have a great sound. My favourite song is 'Heart of Stone', the lyrics just make my heart want to break and yet at the same time  the song makes me feel uplifted and want to dance! Check it out below and if you like it get on their page and start asking for some more music. Its been too long since they have released anything new.

If you love it as much as I do head to their facebook page :) 

Village Kid

Enjoy some tunes this Tuesday. 

Sim. xxx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Kicking my flats at the Cinemas...

I went and saw Wolverine last night......

To start with I was excited to actually get go to the cinemas to see it, usually my friends have kids and don't go to the cinemas or they are more interested in chick flicks or drama/indie films. Now don't get me wrong I like Drama's and Indie films as well but I also love a good action film.

So anyway the film was good. Not quite a "that was freakin' amazing"...but it was good. 

I won't go into the storyline. There is way to much to explore there! As I do with most films of that kind I turn my brain off from the social contexts, the male and female roles and I don't look at the portrayal of relationships, I try to just enjoy the fun absurdity of these films. 

I do however always notice other elements......
Solid cast. Some fantastic shots. The blocking was very well done for the most part. Some of the shots where a little clunky,I felt the car scenes that had a lot of dialogue could have been a lot smoother. 
 There were a few stand out scenes for me though..... I'll try and keep spoilers out of this part but sorry if I don't succeed. 

1. The first scene with the plane was beautifully done. 
2. Loved all the scenes with the Grizzly Bear, even if as a viewer I didn't love the what happened :( 
3. The sword through the chest scene.... and that is all I'll say..... 
4. The bullet train fight. It was just so wonderfully comic book and I loved the concept and the way it was carried out. 

So they were my stand out scenes. I would recommend seeing it. See if you agree with me on the stand out scenes. Maybe there are some others that stand out more? 

a small side note: A friend I saw it with noticed that a company name used in the film is the same company name used in Studio 60... see if you can pick it. 

I did see some great looking previews as well, have a few films on my list to see now. I had been finding a decline in the quality of films lately but this restored my hope in going to the cinemas again. 

A few I'll be trying to see and possibly review soon: 

Now you see me


Will try and update again on the weekend with some pics of the makeover I'm undertaking on my house.  

Sim. xx

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